"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.